Repeal Day: the day we celebrate you doing a really horrible job with those oranges on your first try. Wait... or is it the anniversary of Prohibition's end? Either way, on Friday a ton of bars are doing some crazy-super-cheap drinks in its honor, including these eight spots where you can get tipples for $1 or less (holy CRAP one of them has a five-cent cocktail). Oh also, we've included a little Prohibition factoid with each, so you can sound super historically informed and stuff.
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The Deal: Your first Old Fashioned is five cents (yes, FIVE CENTS), and then $5 for subsequent ones, starting at noon What you're gonna tell the Great Granddaughter Old Forrester's founder, who'll actually also be hanging out at the bar: "One: your Great Granddad was awesome. Two, did you know that the pre-Prohibition Old Fashioned was made with Old Forrester? Three: actually you probably did know that, huh?"
The Deal: From 5-7pm, an Old Fashioned is just a buck What you're gonna tell the "starlet" next to you who borrowed a feather from the costume shop on the lot where she PAs: "During Prohibition, you could still legally buy alcohol from doctors. Also, that is not a stethoscope in my pocket. Where are you going?"
The Deal: $1 Old Fashioneds from, you guessed it, 5-7pm What you're gonna tell the bartender after you tell him how excellent his suspenders are: "Booze cruises actually started during Prohibition: you'd get into international waters and then it'd be a total free for all."
The Deal: A Tequila Press, with jalapeño-infused Sino tequila, is just $1 from 5-7pm What you're gonna tell the dude who feels bad about gentrification even though he's living it, like, right now: "The term 'speakeasy' allegedly comes from the phrase bartenders used to use to tell patrons to quiet down so no Prohibition rule-followers would hear them order."
The Deal: An Old Fashioned, one George Washington, 5-7pm What you're gonna tell the girl you just saw window shopping at American Apparel like 10mins ago: "Some rum-runners got their booze to the US from Canada by driving across the frozen Great Lakes. Also, that is not a stethoscope in my pocket. Where are you going?"
The Deal: Old Fashioneds, $1, 5-7pm What you're gonna tell the guy who, for some reason, is ordering a bottled cocktail even though they're normal price: "There are a lot of rumors that John F. Kennedy's dad was a bootlegger, since he owned the company that had exclusive rights to distribute Dewar's as soon as Prohibition ended. History, amirite?"
The Deal: The pisco-based Kapple Pie, and yes, Old Fashioneds, $1, 5-7pm What you're gonna tell the guy who "just decided to stop in on his way to the Eastside because, man, this traffic is terrible, ya know?": "It was actually tradition to have a nonalcoholic drink first during Prohibition, to remember those who couldn't drink. Silly, silly tradition."
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